RE: [Hammock Camping] Re: Photos added
- Thanks Coy. The poncho is grey silnylon, which I'm starting to like as far as being stealthy. Wish I could find camo silnylon, but haven't seen any yet. Ya, I'll wear a 1 inch webbing belt to keep the poncho from flapping like crazy. If I wasn't so cheap I would have bought a full width piece of silnylon to make the poncho from, but instead I bought some scrap pieces from a gear maker and pieced it together. It has 3 seams, but I sealed them all with GE silicone 2 sealant, so it shouldn't leak. The poncho has an extension flap in back that folds up on the inside and velcros out of the way when you are wearing it as a poncho, then it folds out to make a tarp almost 10 feet long and 5 feet wide.You're right about the tents becoming collectors items!Chet-----Original Message-----Hi Chet
From: Coy [mailto:starnescr@...]
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 11:03 PM
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re: Photos added
cool looking poncho. sorta see-through. do you wear a belt to keep it
under controll? I couldnt tell from the photo. I like the new camo
Tents will soon be collectors items. LOL hang on to any you got.
congrats on the convert.
--- In email@example.com, "Chet Clocksin"
> I just added some photos to "Chets home made" folder in the photo
> have a few pictures of my latest poncho / tarp, and I added some
> from this weekends kayak / stealth camping trip on Turkeyfoot
> Grand Rapids, Ohio.
> I didn't use the poncho tarp over my hammock this weekend, since
> calling for SEVERE thunderstorms. Turns out we never got a drop of
> Anyway, my brother the "hammock hater" somehow lost his tent, and
> borrow one of my hammocks for this trip. Surprise! The former
> / tent champion is now ABSOLUTELY SOLD ON HAMMOCK CAMPING! For over
> years I tried to convince him of the benefits of hammock camping,
> would have nothing to do with it. One trip in the hammock and he is
> convert. We had a great trip, kayaking up the creek, bushwacking
> itch weed, fishing, and best of all, some down-time in the
> brother already is planning on making his own hammock, and I'm sure
> come up with some kind of modification to try and one-up me!